USN-3965-1: aria2 vulnerability

06 May 2019

aria2 stores authentication information in plain text.

Releases

Packages

  • aria2 - High speed command-line download utility

Details

Dhiraj Mishra discovered that aria2 incorrectly stored authentication
information. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain
credentials.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.10

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References